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what books for reading to 5yo DD?

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QueenPotato Sun 25-Oct-15 14:38:38

We have lots of picture books but she's just started school and is learning to read, and I'd like to get her into chapter books. She doesn't like excessively girly things/princesses particularly. She likes Roald Dahl's The Twits, but we tried the BFG and she lost interest, so need to keep it shorter/easier for now. But she likes funny, silly and magical.

(We've reread the Twits a few times but tbh I hate it, it's about two old twats abusing each other and not v nice!)

To my shame I actually work in publishing but know v little about this area. What does your 5yo love having read to them? TIA.

kimlo Sun 25-Oct-15 14:47:55

Naughty amelia jane
My naughty little sister

They are chapter books but a nice length

Sleepyfergus Sun 25-Oct-15 14:59:54

Second 'My naughty little sister' series although they are a little old fashioned (I change the odd word so it's makes sense!)

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' has short but decent length chapters, and 'Georges Marvellous Medicine' is also good. I personally love 'The Twits' we listen to it in the at quite a bit!

We also read some of the 'Early Reader' series, lots of Horrid Henry's and other Francesa Simon books. Dd1 has just started p2 (she's about to turn 6) and can pretty much read these to herself now.

QueenPotato Sun 25-Oct-15 17:15:10

Thanks, these are great and I'm off to do an amazon order. Bumping to ask for any more?

hels71 Sun 25-Oct-15 18:18:41

My DD love Milly Molly Mandy at that age...she does like old fashioned though.
She also liked Polly and the Wolf

BlueChampagne Sun 25-Oct-15 22:06:37

The Owl who was afraid of the dark
Dick King-Smith's Sophie books
Don't Cook Cinderella

BlueChampagne Sun 25-Oct-15 22:07:22

How to Blow up Tollins

PrincessHairyMclary Sun 25-Oct-15 22:09:38

Get the roald dahl collection from book people and save any double for gifts, they also have lots of nice chapter book collections. We are reading Mary Poppins at the minute.

flossietoot Sun 25-Oct-15 22:11:47

My six year old and I are working through 'my naughty little sister' together- we do one story a night and they are perfect!

QueenPotato Sun 25-Oct-15 22:12:21

Brilliant, I've ordered several inc My Naughty Little Sister, a Claude book and a Polly and the Wolf.

Will refer back to this thread for the next round! Thanks flowers

KanyesVest Sun 25-Oct-15 22:14:09

DD is 5 and loves the Sleeper and the spindle by Neil Gaiman and Dragons at crumbling castle by Terry Pratchett (rip).

knaffedoff Sun 25-Oct-15 22:20:08

The worst witch series and faraway tree series are both brilliant :-)

Leeds2 Tue 27-Oct-15 17:48:52

Iggy & Me by Jenny Valentine books are the modern day equivalent of My Naughty Little Sister.

Sheltie books by Peter Clover (Sheltie is a Shetland pony).

Mr Majeika series by Humphrey Carpenter.

Itshouldntmatter Wed 28-Oct-15 22:19:40

Anna hibiscus books. Fabulous series.

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